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Tag Archives: Cal Ripken Jr.

Beckett 20 Questions on … legendary hitters, strong pitchers, baseball cards & more

There’s plenty going on in baseball, so we’ll keep this edition of 20 Questions short and to the point with questions about hot hitters, strong arms and plenty of baseball cards.

Initial autograph guests announced for 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention

Tickets are on sale for this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Topps baseball cards … with a vintage surprise

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a $5 box of 1991 Topps in the latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack cards — a $5 box buy at the local shop — in this latest retro edition of Ripping Retail.

Autograph tickets for the National Sports Collectors Convention go on sale today

The National Sports Collectors Convention is nearly two months away, and now is the time for collectors to get started with their planning.

Beckett 20 Questions on … sports families

Explore the family ties that go along with sports and collecting and take a look at some of the notable fathers, sons, mothers and daughters who share cardboard with us all.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1982 Donruss baseball rack packs

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Reed Kasaoka from Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) as they rip into a pair of 1982 Donruss rack packs in this latest Ripping Retail video.

First look: 2013 Topps baseball cards (with FINAL checklist)

Topps has released the final checklist for 2013 Topps Series 1. See it here.

Beckett Sports Card Monthly: Take a look back at 2012 via our covers

Beckett Sports Card Monthly is where we give readers a little more to read about your hobby each and every month.

Collecting Concepts: It’s your birthday …

Years ago, while flipping through my priceless copy of Total Baseball — what us baseball geeks did before the Interwebs — I noticed that a single postseason baseball game was played the day I was born and that a single player had homered that day.

AT THE NATIONAL: Chatting with a Cal Ripken fan

Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds talks to Cal Ripken Collector Ed Sawyer about his latest Ripken buy during this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention — something you likely saw on the cover of a recent Beckett magazine.

Cal Ripken Jr. documents Archives print card process

When 2012 Topps Archives arrives in hobby shops on Wednesday, some collectors will start getting their hands on a unique card that someone else already laid a hand on.

Topps adds surprises to upcoming Archives

Topps Archives will arrive on May 23 with many nods to the past on the baseball diamond, but Topps unveiled plans for even more to appear in the product chock-full of designs from the last 60 years of baseball cards.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1982 Topps vending box

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he hosts Reed Kasaoka of Baseball Card Exchange (bbcexchange.com) for a 1982 Topps vending box break in this latest episode of Ripping Retail.

Topps adds Yu Darvish, Richard Petty and others to 2012 Allen & Ginter autograph lineup

Topps announced on Wednesday that it will be adding two MLB newcomers and two other sports legends to the popular retro-styled card line.

First look: 2011 Limited baseball cards

Panini America unveiled its newest forthcoming baseball card product under its MLBPA licensing deal on Thursday, and it’s one that a few collectors might remember from the Donruss days.

Topps ups the ante in 2012 Topps Tribute with bonus Hank Aaron autos & more

Hank Aaron will be signing 100 buyback cards for inclusion in 2012 Topps Tribute — all as bonus cards in boxes where they are found beginning on March 7.

Box Busters: Revealing Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Art Issue cover piece

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Andrew Tolentino as they get the first look at the artwork you will find on the cover of Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Art Issue when it arrives in hobby shops later this month.

First look: 2012 Topps Solid Golden Greats

With five days remaining until the arrival of the hobby’s most collected baseball card set, Topps has pulled back the curtain on a set of rather lustrous cards that will be found in packs of 2012 Topps as redemptions.

Panini readies Contenders for Feb. 22 release

Panini America released the basic box breakdown information and additional preview images for its forthcoming 2011 Playoff Contenders baseball card set on Friday, the second of its MLBPA-approved products and the first to have a deeper MLB player presence inside.

Turn Back the Clock: Beckett Monthly magazine, December 1984

In December 1984, Beckett Monthly — now, of course, Beckett Baseball — was the only Beckett magazine for sports cards of any kind. You’d be surprised what you found inside.

Box Busters: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into a box of 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Ripping Retail Retro: A pack of 1982 O-Pee-Chee

Beckett Baseball Editor Chris Olds picked up a few older packs and boxes to rip for you on camera while at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

First look: 2011 TRISTAR Obak baseball cards

TRISTAR will have plenty of things in store at this year’s National Sports Collectors Convention just two weeks away in Chicago and one of them is the debut of its latest baseball card set, 2011 Obak, which also is known as “A History of the Game.”